Aleppo, Syria is probably the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. With the first settlers dating to 6 millennia B.C. it has amassed incomprehensible amounts of history behind its walls. Aleppo used to be the biggest city in Syria, but since 2012 July the 19th, when horrors of Syrian War ensued, now Damascus, Syria's capital, is largest.

The Syrian Civil War, still happening today, has demanded deaths of thousands of civilians, and with the center of it all being Aleppo, the many barrel bombs dropped from helicopters have destroyed what used to be the oldest city in the world. The hammams, souqs, basilicas, and the ancient Old Town had turned to rubble because of this dispute. Not to mention the many peoples' lives it has destroyed.

Now, we do understand that these war pictures of the great city before and after the war is not our usual cheery topic to write about, but sometimes it's good to have a reality check.

Scroll down below to see the destruction of UNESCO World Heritage site in our picture list of Syria before and after the war.

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Ole Peder Amrud Hagen 2 years ago

A few years back I sat there and had an amazing meal in one of the friendliest cities I've ever visited. Now... an unbelievable tragedy.

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Pat Foley 2 years ago

horrendous

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Josiane Dazin 2 years ago

Horrific

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Antonia 2 years ago

Oh boy...

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Amber Shewalter 2 years ago

These photos make you think about how war can destroy things in an instant that took months or years to construct. And when it's a person who's destroyed, there's no way to "rebuild."

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HaRiKhIlZi 2 years ago

My grandparents born in there.. It breaks my heart see how destroyed this city is ????????

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Oana Dmt 2 years ago

:( so much destruction...

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HaRiKhIlZi 2 years ago

This is depressing!

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Marie Simmonds 2 years ago

These pictures actually made me cry

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Peter Atkin 2 years ago

Such a beautiful country, what a waist. My heart felt sympathy to you all past and present.

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